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  • Child's Dream Foundation April 2016 Newsletter

    How About Developing Poor Nations While De-developing Rich Nations? 

    With a monumental celebration in New York the United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals were signed off by the heads of state on 25 September 2015. Some of the 17 goals sound familiar; no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, and gender equality. But there are a few new interesting ones; affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, and climate action.

    These new 17 goals will largely dictate where, by whom and how the roughly USD 160 billion of annual development aid will be utilized. Although these goals offer a fresh plan on how to save the world, the main strategy for eradicating poverty remains the same; growth.

    Since 1980 the global economy has grown by 380% but the number of people living in poverty (living on less than USD 5 per day) has increased by more than 1.1 billion. Many developing countries were completely left out and the trickle-down effect did not happen. More growth, even if it would be fairer and more equal, is not going to be sustainable. At the current levels of average global consumption, we are already exceeding our planet’s bio-capacity.

    There is a standardized unit called ‘global hectares’ that quantifies both the ecological footprint of people or activities as well as bio-capacity of the earth. Right now our planet only has enough resources for each of us to consume 1.8 global hectares annually. People in the US and Canada consume about 8 global hectares while Europeans consume 4.7.

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  • 8th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition - Geneva, 18 - 20 July 2016

    The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and other partners, is organizing the 8th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 18 to 20 July 2016.
     
    The competition will bring together up to 75 participants from as many as 25 universities representing the five UN regional groups -- Africa; Asia and the Middle East; Eastern Europe; South America and the Caribbean; Western Europe and other regions.

    The competition, which is held in English, is open to undergraduate and masters students from universities around the world.

    We would like to encourage you to spread the word among academic institutions in your countries. The deadline for registration is 16 May.

    More information and registration are available at www.chr.up.ac.za/worldmoot. The attached concept note by the University of Pretoria also provides more details.

    The World Human Rights Moot Court Competition has been presented

  • Master de Acción Solidaría Internacional y de Inclusión Social

    Idioma: Castellano

    Duración: 1 año

    Créditos ECTS: 60

    Práctica: 3 meses

    Modalidad: presencial

    Coste de matrícula: 4750 Euros 

    Lugar: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Campus de Getafe

    Posibilidad de becas parciales

    Cierre matriculaciones: 30 de Junio 2016

     

    El Master de Acción Solidaría Internacional y de Inclusión ha llegado a su edición número 18. En los últimos 20 años se ha encargado de formar profesionales en el sector de la cooperación internacional para el desarrollo y en la Acción Humanitaria a través de su programa académico de excelencia y sus colaboraciones de prestigio con: CEARCIDEALCruz Roja Española.

  • The AidEx Humanitarian Hero Award

    There are thousands of individuals who dedicate their lives to helping others. At AidEx we encourage you to tell us who goes above and beyond to help improve lives.

    The AidEx Humanitarian Hero Award was established to recognise the stand-out individuals from all areas of the humanitarian and development aid community - nominated by the entire sector.

    Finalists will be shortlisted from your nominations and an open vote will commence soon after.

    The overall Humanitarian Hero 2016 will be awarded live at AidEx on 16th November, 2016.

    Nominate your 2016 Humanitarian Hero >>

    We have received over 10,000 unique votes for previous winners. Here are previous AidEx Humanitarian Heroes:

  • Global Youth Rising Summer Camp 2016

    Location: Cluj county,Romania

    10th of July 2016 – 20th of July 2016

     

    "Join us for a global gathering that brings together activists, peace workers and others who are working to make the world a better place as we come together to discuss key issues such as what’s happening in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen and we work to create solid collaborative movements and plans of action for tackling these issues. PATRIR, in co-ordination with several partners including National Peace Academy, PAX, UNOY, the World Peace Initiative, IAHV and Building Bridges for Peace, is now accepting applications for GLOBAL YOUTH RISING - a summer camp and global gathering. This 10 day event this July will bring together passionate, motivated organizations, youth activists and peace workers from around the world to learn, share, collaborate and gain practical skills, tools and inspiration to empower them to achieve real and meaningful change in the world.

  • March News Stream

    It’s been an emotional month here at International Rivers.

    On March 2, our longtime friend and ally Berta Cáceres was murdered for her resistance to the Agua Zarca Dam in Honduras. Her death has prompted international outrage, and a coalition of international groups immediately banded together to put a stop to the project.

    Less than two weeks later, thousands of people all over the world celebrated their rivers for the 19th annual International Day of Action for Rivers. It was both a time of celebration and mourning, as river defenders all over the world stood in solidarity with Berta Cáceres while also raising their voices for their rivers.

    We’ve been inspired by the outpouring of support and action of the past weeks. The stakes are high – Berta’s death was a reminder of the mortal dangers river defenders face. But as recent good news from Malaysia has shown, this is a fight we can win, one river at a time.

    Who Killed Berta Cáceres?

  • International Journalism Festival 2016

    The tenth edition of the International Journalism Festival will take place in Perugia Italy from 06 to 10 April 2016. All festival sessions will be free entry for all attendees, without any need for registration.